ERIC Number: ED194176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov-3
Reference Count: 0
Organizing Telecourse Users: A Roundtable Discussion.
Zigerell, James J.; And Others
The production and distribution of telecourses for higher education are examined in three papers prepared as background materials for a roundtable discussion sponsored by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges. In the first paper, James J. Zigerell reviews the following considerations in designing a television-based course of study for a national market: (1) the problem of combining discrete program units with instructional materials and organizing them to achieve measurable instructional goals; (2) the characteristics of the adult students who make up the largest market for telecourses; (3) the types of telecourses needed to meet market demand; (4) the major problems involved in planning and designing telecourses; (5) production costs; and (6) future trends. Next, Thomas W. Hobbs discusses the history and objectives of the Florida Community College Television and Radio Consortium and examines its efforts to locate, select, and adapt appropriate materials. Finally, Dee Brock traces the growth of the popularity of telecourses, explains the reorganization of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), and examines its projected role in providing a national delivery system for telecourses geared toward adult learning. The paper also discusses the potential role of a national organization of two-year colleges that use telecourses in the planning and operation of the delivery system. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. American Association of Women in Community and Junior Colleges.
Note: Papers presented at the Roundtable Discussion of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (Washington, DC, November 3, 1980).